Press Release : Constitution Day
High Commission of India
High Commission of India, Ottawa in partnership with the Canada- India Centre for Excellence (CICE) , Carleton University, Ottawa organized a seminar at the Carleton University on the occasion of the Constitution Day of India. The Seminar was themed “India’s Constitution and Parliamentary Democracies. The Seminar featured two speakers (i) Dr. Stephen Azzi, Associate Professor, Carleton University and (ii) Dr. Chinnaiah Jangam, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carleton University. Mr. Harry Sharma, Manager, CICE welcomed the guests. Acting High Commissioner Arun Kumar Sahu made the opening remarks. In his brief remarks, AHC Sahu expressed his happiness at the organizing of such a seminar for the first time in Canada, underlined the spirit of Indian Constitution and its resilience in meeting the challenges of the biggest democracy of the world.
Dr. Stephen Azzi, compared the values of both the Presidential form and the Parliamentary form of governance in the world. He also touched upon the Parliamentary democracy at work in the context of India and its evolution. Dr. Chinnaiah Jangam spoke about the deliberations at the Constituent Assembly and how the framers of the Constitution had discussed and debated diversity of India.
About 50 participants, including students, academics and representatives of both Canadian and Indo-Canadian organizations attended the function.